School of Freshwater Sciences

UWM Today
3:08 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Growing Power & Freshwater School Work Together To Fit Aquaculture Into Urban Environments

Tom Luljak, Fred Binkowski and Will Allen
Credit Jon Strelecki

One of the benefits of UW-Milwaukee having the only school of freshwater sciences in the United States is the great expertise that exists in the school.

This edition of UWM Today focuses on one of the signature programs within the school - the developing field of aquaculture and aquaponics and doing so in an urban environment.

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Environment
6:00 am
Thu July 10, 2014

UWM's Freshwater School Shares Its Fish With Milwaukee County Zoo Animals

Alaskan Brown Bear at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
S Bence

Thanks to a partnership with UWM's School of Freshwater Sciences, bears, seals and other animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo can now go fishing and feast on their catch.

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Environment
6:00 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Climate Change Already Impacting Great Lakes, Report Calls For Immediate Action

Eroding soils entering Lake Michigan
Credit C Nenn

A group of 24 scientists and policymakers are clearly sounding a climate change alarm, but are also handing the country a blueprint. It’s called the Great Lakes Restoration and Climate Change report.

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Regional
1:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

UWM after Lovell: Still a Driver of Innovation and Workforce Development

Chancellor Mike Lovell has been a big proponent of Innovation Campus and other developments on and off UWM’s main campus
Credit UWM

Outgoing Chancellor Mike Lovell has been connected to high-profile projects off campus, such as the School of Freshwater Sciences and the School of Public Health.

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Environment
6:00 am
Wed March 19, 2014

School of Freshwater Sciences to Launch Genomics Center

School of Freshwater Sciences - a work in progress.
Credit S Bence

UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences is a step closer to achieving its goal to grow. On Tuesday, The Fund for Lake Michigan awarded the school a hefty grant.

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

South Shore Beach Goes Green for Science

Dr. Sandra McLellan and her team
McLellan Lab

This morning, at Milwaukee’s South Shore Beach, researchers poured batches of nontoxic green dye into the water.

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Environment
12:59 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

One Step Closer to Sweet Water Goal

A few months ago WUWM News met three Milwaukee entrepreneurs who set their sights high. They hope to create a commercial aquaculture business in an old factory building in Bay View. The idea is to raise, and then sell, thousands of fish, using a natural filtering system that grows edible plants along the way. WUWM’s environmental reporter Susan Bence visited Sweet Water Organics to see how the business is coming along.

This is a space transformed.

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Environment
8:49 am
Wed July 1, 2009

A Great Man of the Inland Seas

A page from Dr. Mortimer's "Lake Michigan in Motion."

Starting today, WUWM will provide stories on a regular basis, about environmental issues. We begin by meeting the person whose work led to the creation of UWM’s Great Lakes WATER Institute that sits along the shore of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee. WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence introduces us to the man who’s considered by some to be the father of Great Lakes studies.

Dr. Clifford Mortimer is nearly a century old, but he’s not the least bit interested in slowing down.

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